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Monthly Archives: January 2021

UN Food Systems Summit 2021 – from AgriPulse

By Marshall Matz Welcome to 2021! Hopefully, we will see the end of a terrible health crisis that has claimed so many lives around the world. The Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, has predicted that hunger … Continue reading

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Video Public Service Announcement on COVID-19 vaccines with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Link to VaccinateAll58.com

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CDFA welcomes Deputy Secretary and Chief Counsel Haig Baghdassarian

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Proposed budget for 2021-’22 – highlights for CDFA

For CDFA, Governor Newsom’s proposed budget represents an important step in facilitating economic recovery after the tumult of 2020. And of course, we’re still facing those challenges, but we’re also leaning forward to embrace what’s ahead. Like all business and … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom Proposes 2021-22 State Budget

Prioritizes funding to get all Californians vaccinated, provides direct relief to Californians facing job loss and eviction, doubles down on supports to small businesses and invests in safety and equity for all students Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 … Continue reading

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USDA seeks members for advisory committee on urban farming

USDA News Release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking members for a new advisory committee on urban agriculture, part of a broader effort to focus on the needs of urban farmers. The 12-person committee will advise the Secretary … Continue reading

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Is farming with reclaimed water the solution to a drier future? From Civil Eats

By Cirrus Wood EXCERPTED On a Saturday in late October, Carolyn Phinney stands hip-deep in a half acre of vegetables, at the nucleus of what will one day be 15 acres of productive farmland. “You can’t even see the pathways,” … Continue reading

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